Best Gaming Phones in Nepal [Updated]

Best gaming phones in Nepal
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Mobile gaming has seen explosive growth in Nepal, driven by advancements in smartphone technology and an expanding library of high-quality games like Genshin Impact and PubG. Whether you’re into action-packed shooters, strategy games, or immersive RPGs, having the right gaming phone significantly enhances your gaming experience. In this article, we will discuss more about the best gaming phone available and their price in Nepal. 

Mobile Gaming Overview

Samsung Galaxy S24 PubG

Mobile gaming has become huge thanks to games like Genshin Impact, PUBG, and Call of Duty (COD). It’s popular because you can play on your phone wherever you go. Competitive gaming, known as esports, is a big part of it now, with tournaments and players showing off their skills. PubG has become extremely popular over the years, resulting in the emergence of gamers all over Nepal. Recently, we had organized a PubG tournament named as Gadgetbyte Nepal Championship, where Horaa Esports came out victorious. 

Key Features to Consider

Processor Performance:

The cornerstone of any gaming phone is its processor. In Nepal, flagship devices equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 series (e.g., Samsung S24 Ultra, Xiaomi 14, iQOO 12, OnePlus 12) or MediaTek Dimensity 9300 (e.g., Vivo X100 Pro, Oppo Find X7 Ultra) deliver unparalleled gaming performance. Apple’s A17 Pro in the iPhone 15 Pro Max also stands out for its gaming capabilities. These processors ensure smooth gameplay and handle graphically intensive tasks with ease.

Display Quality:

A high-quality display enhances your gaming visuals. While mid-range gaming phones often feature AMOLED displays, flagship models may come equipped with LTPO panels that offer higher refresh rates and vibrant colors. Look for phones with refresh rates of at least 120Hz to ensure fluid motion and responsiveness during gameplay.

RAM and Storage:

Ample RAM and storage are crucial for gaming enthusiasts. Opt for phones with at least 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM to handle multitasking and ensure smooth gaming performance. Storage options typically range from 256GB to 512GB, with flagship phones featuring UFS 4.0 for faster data transfer speeds.

Cooling System:

Effective cooling is essential for maintaining peak performance during extended gaming sessions. Look for phones equipped with advanced cooling mechanisms that prevent overheating and ensure consistent performance over time.

Gaming Phones all around the world

Nubia Red Magic 6S Pro Design and Display

While dedicated gaming phones like the Asus ROG Phone series or ZTE’s Redmagic series aren’t widely available in Nepal, flagship models from brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Apple offer excellent gaming performance. These phones combine powerful hardware with optimized software to deliver a superior gaming experience.

Best Gaming Phone available in Nepal

There are not a lot of dedicated gaming phones available in Nepal except for the Infinix GT 20 Pro. So we will see what are the best phones suited for gaming. 

Best Gaming phones money can buy

iPhone 15 Pro Max

iPhone 15 Pro Max Display

iPhones are renowned for their exceptional cameras and user experiences, but they also deliver excellent gaming performance. Equipped with Apple’s A17 Pro chipset, iPhones can handle AAA games for hours without a hitch. According to a poll conducted during the GBNC tournament, 100% of the participating gamers were using some model of iPhone. Additionally, iPhones offer top-quality cameras and displays, making them a great all-around choice. If budget is not a concern, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is one of the best phones to buy for gaming and virtually any other activity.

iPhone 15 Pro Max: Specifications

  • Body: 76.7 x 159.9 x 8.25mm, 221gm, Titanium frames, IP68 dust/water resistant
  • Display: 6.7-inches Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate, Ceramic Shield protection, Always-on Display (AoD)
  • Other Properties: Dynamic Island, 2,000 nits peak brightness (outdoor), HDR, True Tone, Wide Color (P3)
  • Resolution: (2796 x 1290 pixels), 460 PPI, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Apple A17 Pro (3nm mobile platform)
  • CPU: Hexa-core:
    – 2x high-performance cores @3.78 GHz
    – 4x efficiency cores @2.11 GHz
  • GPU: Apple 6-core GPU
  • Memory: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256/512GB/1TB NVMe storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: Apple iOS 17
  • Rear Camera: Triple (with Adaptive True Tone LED flash);
    – Wide: 48MP, f/1.78, Second-gen sensor-shift OIS, 24mm
    – Periscope Telephoto: 12MP, f/2.8, 120mm, OIS, 5x optical zoom, Tetraprism design
    – Ultrawide: 12MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120° FoV
    – LiDAR Scanner (night mode portraits)
  • Front Camera: 12MP, f/1.9 TrueDepth camera
  • Audio: Built-in stereo speakers, Built-in microphones, No 3.5mm jack
  • Battery: 4441mAh with up to 25W fast charging, 15W MagSafe / 7.5W Qi wireless charging (no power adapter provided)
  • Color Options: Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, Natural Titanium
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 233,499 (256GB) | NPR 271,499 (512GB) | NPR 309,499 (1TB)
  • Read our review of full review here 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Design

Another phone on our list is Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S24 Ultra. Equipped with an overclocked version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the S24 Ultra is one of the best smartphones in the world. And among its many different capabilities, gaming is definitely one of them. The SD 8 gen 3 can handle games like PubG at 90 FPS and genshing impact at 58 FPS. The vapor chamber cooling system enhancements are another addition to its already genius engineering. Stability, FPS in games, and temperature control, you name it! The S24 Ultra outshines its predecessor without much issue. So, if you are looking for a smartphone that is an allrounder at everything while being a gaming beast, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is the one to look out for. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Specifications

  • Design: Titanium body with IP68 rating and S-pen support
  • Display: 6.8-inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O, Gorilla Glass Armor, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, Vision Booster, up to 2600 nits (peak)
  • Resolution: QHD+ (3088 x 1440 pixels)
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy (4nm mobile platform)
  • Memory: 12GB LPDDR5X RAM, Up to 1TB UFS 4.0 storage
  • Software & UI: One UI 6.1 on top of Android 14
  • Rear Camera: Quad (with LED flash)
    – 200MP primary lens, OIS, PDAF
    – 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 120º FOV
    – 10MP telephoto lens, 3x optical zoom
    – 50MP telephoto lens, 5x optical zoom, 100x digital zoom
  • Front Camera: 12MP f/2.2 lens
  • Security: Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 45W fast charging, 15W wireless charging
  • Colors: Black, Violet, Grey (in Nepal)
  • Price: NPR 184,999
  • Check the full specs of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, HERE!
  • Check our full review here

Best Dedicated Gaming Phone ( Best Gaming Phone Under 50000)

Infinix GT 20 Pro

Infinix GT 20 Pro Rear Design

So a lot of flagship phones usually comes with flagship chipset, but doesn’t necessarily confers to have better gaming performance. As i said earlier, some phone might lack essential cooling system, or they might have not have great optimization for gaming. If you were to look in global landscape you will stumble across various dedicated gaming phone like the Redmagic 9 Pro or the Asus ROG 8 Pro. Poco X6 Pro left its magic with its affordability as an exceptional budget gaming device. However, these phones are not available in Nepal. So the only ‘dedicated’ gaming phone that can be purchased in Nepal is the Latest Infinix GT 20 Pro. The Infinix GT 20 Pro is equipped with Mediatek Dimensity 8200 Ultimate and is capable of exceptional performance while gaming.  

The gaming test numbers came really good, not just the average fps, but the 99th percentile too. Mobile Legends runs incredibly smooth averaging at 118 fps, while playing Mech Arena at the highest graphics results in great stability as well. Even the temperature data is favorable in these games.

I can play PUBG at 120 fps on this thing!

Infinix has also rolled out April’s update enabling 120 fps mode in PUBG mobile. This is one of the first mid-range phones to receive this update and in fact, the Infinix GT 20 pro is the official Gaming Phone for PMSL, EMEA & CSA, which may be one of the reasons for the early update!

PUBG gameplay is smooth here averaging at 112 fps in the smooth+ 120 fps mode. Likewise, Genshin Impact runs at around 58 fps at high graphics and 60 fps settings. And as I said before, not just the average fps is impressive here, but the 99th percentile number is good too, which means the stability in games is superb.

Two cooling solutions

Infinix has also included 2 forms of cooling solutions here, the phone uses graphite sheets as well as vapor chamber cooling. While I tested the games, I found the cooling solution dissipating heat rather well here. The phone would get to almost 44°C in titles like Genshin Impact, but the performance and stability were unhindered, so I would say it did a pretty good job.

I also tried using the magnetic cooler that came in the PR package and was able to get even better temperature numbers. By the way, the cooler does not come included in the normal retail package, but users can choose to buy it separately in case they would like to have it.

Other gaming features

Besides, there are other gaming-specific features here, like “bypass charging” which does a good job of maintaining the thermals when you are playing games while plugged in. What it does is, it allows the device to drive power directly from the charger, bypassing the battery, which reduces the load on the battery resulting in less heat build-up.

Infinix GT 20 Pro: Specifications

  • Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED, 144Hz refresh rate
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8200 5G (4nm mobile platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB RAM, 256GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: XOS 14 based on Android 14
  • Rear Cameras: Triple (108MP primary, 2MP macro, 2MP depth)
  • Security: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi 6, 5G, NFC, USB-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 45W fast charging
  • Color Options: Mecha Silver, Mecha Blue, Mecha Orange
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 47,999 (12/256GB)
  • Check the full specifications of Infinix GT 20 Pro here
  • Read our full review of Infinix GT 20 Pro

Best Gaming Phone Under 1 lakh

Xiaomi 14

Xiaomi 14 Rear Design

Xiaomi 14 is one of the best gaming phones you can buy under 1 lakh rupees. It comes equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, resulting in flawless gaming performance. This phone has a smaller chassis, so I was really interested to see if it could handle all the power of the 8 Gen 3. And for the most part, it does. It controlled the temperatures very well while gaming. I tested Genshin Impact and PUBG for around 30 minutes each and the phone didn’t go above 41 degrees, so that’s nice. You can run PubG at 90 fps and Gensing impact at almost 60 fps without any hiccups. Moreover, Xiaomi says they have included something called an Ice Loop vapor chamber system, that has 3 times the thermal efficiency to that of normal Vapor Chamber cooling solutions, so gaming can be so much fun just under 1 lakh rupees. 

Xiaomi 14 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.36-inches LTPO OLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 3000nits peak brightness, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision, HLG, Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Resolution: 1.5K (2772 x 1240 pixels)
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: Up to 16GB RAM, 1TB UFS 4.0 storage
  • Software & UI: Android 14 with HyperOS on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple Leica cameras (with LED flash);
    – 50MP primary sensor (OIS)
    – 50MP telephoto camera (OIS)
    – 50MP ultrawide unit
  • Front Camera: 32MP sensor (hole-punch cutout)
  • Audio: Dual stereo speaker setup
  • Battery: 4600mAh with 90W wired charging, 50W wireless, 10W reverse wireless
  • Colors: Black, White, Jade Green, Pink
  • Price: NPR 99,999
  • Read our full review of the Xiaomi 14

OnePlus 12R

OnePlus 12R Design

The OnePlus 12R is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, paired with either 8 or 16GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of storage. With last year’s flagship chip, the 12R delivers excellent gaming performance, rivaling the newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in everyday use. My gaming tests showed similar results between the OnePlus 12 and the 12R, with both handling Genshin Impact at the highest graphics with a near 60 fps average. However, the 12R did experience minor frame drops when playing PUBG Mobile at 90 fps. Both phones feature an identical vapor chamber cooling system, resulting in almost identical temperature data.

While the more expensive OnePlus 12 offers additional gaming features like “Hyper Resolution” and “Adaptive Frame Boost,” these enhancements are not yet widely supported by popular titles. Despite this, the OnePlus 12R remains a compelling choice for gamers. Priced at NPR 90,999, it is considered overpriced in Nepal, but it still offers impressive performance for its availability in the region.

OnePlus 12R: Specifications

  • Display: 6.78-inch ProXDR AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, LTPO 4.0 (1-120Hz)
  • Resolution: 1.5K (2780 x 1264 pixels), 450 PPI
  • Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 5G (TSMC 4nm)
  • GPU: Adreno 740
  • Memory: 8/16GB LPDDR5X RAM
  • Storage: 128 / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Software: Android 14-based OxygenOS 14
  • Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.4 (punch-hole)
  • Rear Camera: Triple (with LED flash)
    • 50MP Sony IMX890 primary (OIS), 1/1.56″, f/1.8
    • 8MP ultrawide, 112° FOV, f/2.2
    • 2MP macro
  • Battery: 5500mAh with 100W SuperVOOC charging (wired)
  • Price: NPR 90,999
  • Learn the full specifications of the OnePlus 12R here. 
  • Read our review of the OnePlus 12R here. 

iPhone 13 

iPhone 13 Design and Hands on Feel

As we approach the launch of the iPhone 16 series in just a couple of months, we’re still talking about the iPhone 13. That might just tell you how good iPhones are… Despite its age, the iPhone 13 remains highly reliable as a gaming phone in 2024. Even without a 120Hz refresh rate, it performs commendably well with games like COD, PUBG, and Genshin Impact. Therefore, the iPhone 13 continues to be one of the best gaming phones available for under 1 lakh rupees in Nepal.

iPhone 13 Specifications:

  • Body: 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.65mm, 174 gm, IP68 certified, Aluminum frame
  • Display: 6.1-inches Super Retina XDR OLED panel, 1200 nits max brightness (HDR), Ceramic Shield, Wide Color (P3)
  • Resolution: (2532 x 1170 pixels), 460 PPI
  • Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic 5G (5nm Mobile Platform), 4-core GPU
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 128/256/512 NVMe storage (fixed)
  • Operating System: Apple iOS 15
  • Rear Camera: Dual (with LED flash);
    – Wide: 12MP f/1.6, Sensor-shift OIS, 7-element lens
    – Ultrawide: 12MP f/2.4, 120º FOV, 5-element lens
  • Front Camera: 12MP f/2.2 TrueDepth camera
  • Audio: Built-in stereo speakers, Built-in microphones
  • Battery: 3240mAh with 20W fast wired charging, 15W MagSafe / 7.5W Qi wireless charging (no power adapter inside the box)
  • Color Options: Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, (PRODUCT)RED
  • Price: NPR 94,999
  • Read our full review here

Best Budget Gaming Phone ( Under 30K)

Samsung Galaxy A15 5G

Galaxy A15 5G

Samsung Galaxy A15 5G is not exactly a gaming phone, but it does it job with the Dimensity 6100 chipset it comes with. The best chipset you can get under 30K is the Helio G99, and the Galaxy A15 comes with the 5G version of this chip.  It can run Pubg at 40fps, and genshin impact at 60 fps. Other than that, it has pretty solid battery performance and doesn’t have that much of overheating issues. With an AMOLED display and decent speakers at its wing, the Samsung Galaxy A15 5G is probably the best budget gaming phone you can find in Nepal.

Samsung Galaxy A15 5G Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 160.1 x 76.8 x 8.4mm, 200 grams
  • Display: 6.5-inches FHD+ “Infinity-U” AMOLED, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Dimensity 6100+ (6nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU:  Mali-G57 MC2
  • Memory: 4/6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Android 14 with One UI 6.0 on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple-camera;
    – 50MP primary sensor
    – 5MP ultrawide
    – 2MP macro lens
  • Front Camera: 13MP sensor (notch)
  • Audio: Loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 25W fast charging (Charger in the box) 
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 27,999 (6/128GB) | Rs. 29,999 (8/128GB) | Rs. 33,999 (8/256GB)
  • Learn the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A15 5G here. 
  • Read our full review here

Best Gaming Phone in Nepal [Summary]

Category Smartphone
Best Gaming Phone Money Can Buy iPhone 15 Pro Max
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Best Gaming Smartphone Under 1 lakh Xiaomi 14
OnePlus 12R
iPhone 13
Best ‘Dedicated’ Gaming Phone Infinix GT 20 Pro
Best Budget Gaming Phone Samsung Galaxy A15 5G

Best Gaming Phone in Nepal: Conclusion & Availability 

Since there are no flagship-level gaming-intended smartphones available in Nepal, most of these flagships coming from Samsung, Apple, and Xiaomi will do plenty of job for you. You can purchase all of these smartphones from Hukut.

  • Meanwhile, watch our review of Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra